Rhubarb season is here and boy are we excited. Rhubarb is one of my favourite flavours of spring. It is an amazing plant and one of the first things you can harvest on the farm. This week we will have lots of rhubarb available in the farm store, from Grand River Gardens, be sure to order your here, as we sold out quickly last week!
Rhubarb is an excellent source of fiber. It is a great source of Vitamin K and has more antioxidants than Kale! Who knew? It can also aid in digestion!
To store rhubarb simply put into your fridge in the bundles. If it is getting soft before you get around to slicing it, wrap a damp cloth or paper towel around the ends. It will liven it right up!
Here are a couple great ways to preserve it for the winter months:
* Sliced into 1/2 chunks and freeze in ziplock bags
* Stew and freeze into 500 ml containers for easy thawing
* Stew and preserve in jars following a food safe recipe like this one from Bernardin Home Canning